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-increases debt, raises taxes and never balances. the top republican for budgetary issues blasted the democratic plan. >> now we know why senator reid did not want to bring up a budget. the plan from the democratic leadership is a failed plan for america. it does not alter the debt course of america, has no growth component to it. it spends more and taxes more. reporter: but these budget resolutions only require a simple majority so there are enough democrats to pass the democrats' budget resolution without republican votes needed. and so there you have republicans in the senate, all they can do is bash the plan. they cannot actually stop it. the house republicans are passing the paul ryan plan, and so then they'll go to conference and that where the heavy lifting will begin. >> shepard: the paul ripe plan has zero chance. >> it will pass the house and then they'll try to iron it out between the two plans. the paul ryan plan on its own would not be signed by president obama, would not pass the senate, burt it will pass the house. >> shepard: mike, thank you. meantime, something about our econo
a balanced approach, combining tax hikes and spending cuts. both sides say they're far from a long-term deal, notwithstanding what the media is calling the president's charm offensive. mike, what are the president and his allies saying about possible budget? >> we're told by a source that president obama told senate republicans, quote, our task is to find common ground, and send a signal that business is on the move. we're told the president expressed interest in new tax revenue and also tax reform. as for senate democrats, their leaders are blasting the proposal that house republicans put forward on the budget, and author paul ryan. >> this budget was roundly defeated last november. i can imagine why they don't get a new dance step here. so until they get off this ryan republican march madness, all this magic he tried to do, we can't work together. if we're going to pass a budget. >> the house speaker, john boehner, the other key leader here on capitol hill, put a marker down saying, no more tax hikes, and no more gimics. >> but republicans reading the details of the democrats' budget say,
the parliament rejected a bailout that would have taxed its own citizens' bank accounts. the banks are closed the rest of the week. >>> where are we with this situation? >> in a standstill when it comes to cyprus. the parliament is betting the european union and central bank will not cut them off for -- not going through with the plan to tax deposits. they have almost a week to negotiate. next tuesday is when the banks open up. in the back channels with russia on financial support, so it seems they're hoping they can find a stopgap. >> shepard: what i didn't understand was the real problem with this situation in spy russ is the russians, who have been laundering money, have stashed so much money in the banks, the banks are bigger than the economy in the country. so they could have taxed it at 13%. they have, like our federal deposit insurance company, they have guarantees up to 100,000 euros. why not tax problem kids and not every day folks. >> it could come to that. the vote that failed was above 20,000 euros. >> then you violate -- >> it gets the percentage a little bit high if you only res
. the government is changing their plan. instead of taxing at 6.75%, the will tax at 3%. >> shepard: this is a bank holiday in cyprus. they were going to open tomorrow. then they decided to wait until wednesday or thursday. now looks like friday. and along the way, there was a plan to tax large amounts of money at something close to 10%, and then every day folks at something less. that's the part you said they've taken down. >> that's the part they're concerned with. they know they're making the people who live there angry. if you woke up tomorrow and saw your account -- your mother's account was being impacted like this, you would be desperately unhappy. i can't imagine what kind of reaction we would get here in the u.s. >> the concern is that cyprus does this, you have problem in italy and spain. and then there's a run on their banks. >> you don't know the impact here. it's the rule of law. you're not supposed to take things that aren't you're, especially if you're the government. that's why you saw the market solidly negative. i don't know how there's control over this. we'll be watching but dee
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